Skip to comments.Marco Rubio Looks to Extend Period for Casting Electoral College Votes
Posted on 08/10/2020 2:17:03 PM PDT by Jacquerie
Looking ahead to the general election, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is calling for extending the period for states to choose presidential electors.
Rubio is championing a bill to extend the federal safe harbor period for states to determine electors from December 8, 2020 to January 1, 2021 for this years presidential election insisting it would give states the flexibility needed in a pandemic to help ensure each and every legal vote cast is counted. Rubios proposal would also have electoral college members cast their votes on January 2, 2021 instead of December 14.
Pointing to hostile powersnamely China and RussiaRubio warned about foreign interference in the upcoming election.
We cannot escape the pandemic-induced reality of increased mail-in voting, and the logistical challenges associated with it will be difficult for some states to resolve in the next couple of months, Rubio insisted. We should give states the flexibility to provide local election officials additional time to count each and every vote by moving the federal safe harbor deadline for states from December 8 to January 1.
But it gets worse, he continued. Local election officials in critical swing states like Pennsylvania, which saw a 17-fold increase in mail-in ballots for its June primary, are warning that, absent changes, there is no way anybody can responsibly call the presidential race in November.
Beijing and other hostile foreign actors would throw their full weight behind a misinformation campaign, complete with falsified evidence, asserting that the results are rife with fraud and the election is in the process of being stolen. They would use unassuming, but fake social media accounts to spread and magnify allegations that some mail-in ballots are being removed from the post office and destroyed, while others are falsified.
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Sounds like a trouble maker
Little Marco’s butt is still hurting from the pummelling in 2015/16.
I’d like to buy a vowel please
Little Marco sounds like a Democrat with this proposal.
Rubio has voted for a permanent majority for Democrats with amnesty for illegal aliens.
Flimsey Grahamnesty has done it THREE times.
Bush League Republicans are working for a one party state and it is NOT Republican.
WRONG YOU ASS HOLE, WRONG!
Marco Rubio continues to carry the water for the anti-Trumpers in the Republican Party...who in turn carry the Demorat water.
With only three weeks for Trump to replace loser appointees, the Deep State won’t have enough time to set up another Logan Act “violation.”
Who instructed Rubio to do this?
He doesnt act on his own.
Rubio is such a Retard.
No way would I ever vote for him for anything.
I have a better idea:
Why does each state just revert back to having the electors chosen on November 3 by the state legislators rather than the state voters. This way no one have to risk getting Covid when they go to a mailbox or to a voting center.
This would also be a good civics lesson for Americans to understand state sovereignty and how our Constitution actually works.
The problem is the Siren’s song of democracy. Few understand that the myriad problems caused by the democratic element (17th Amendment and One-Man-One-Vote in the states) cannot be cured by more democracy.
Let’s not forget Rush called Li’il Marco a full-throated conservative in 2016. Gag me with a spoon...
No. Clearly stated in the Constitution about election process and rules. You want to bend the rules, Little Marco?
This election is for all the marbles.
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